Neanderthal man knew how to make fire, study of stone tools up to 50,000 years old indicates

Neanderthal man knew how to make fire, study of stone tools up to 50,000 years old indicates

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analyzing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago. It was already known that Neanderthals used fire but it was mostly thought to have occurred by natural causes such as lightning or volcanic eruptions, although perhaps they did know techniques for creating a flame.

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